Two former employees of T-Mobile UK who stole customer information and sold it to other businesses have been ordered to pay a total of £73,700 in fines and confiscation costs. David Turley and Darren Hames pleaded guilty to a number of offences under Section 55 of the Data Protection Act last year.
T-Mobile contacted the Information Commissioner's Office in 2008 after discovering that customer names, addresses, telephone numbers and contract end dates were being passed on to third parties.
O2 has publicised its response to Ofcom's proposals for auctioning the UK radio spectrum that'll be used for 4G LTE mobile services. Ofcom is proposing 'caps' to prevent any single bidder gaining a large amount of spectrum, along with 'floors' of minimum ownership.
In a statement, O2 said "we believe that the proposed spectrum floors are a state aid and are therefore illegal under EU law."
Visa Inc announced yesterday that it's acquiring Fundamo, a South African company that provides mobile financial services platforms for network operators and financial institutions.
In addition, Visa announced a new, five-year commercial agreement with UK-based mobile money service Monitise plc.
HP's TouchPad, the first tablet to use the webOS platform, is due to hit the UK in July. It'll be released in the USA on 1st July with UK and Ireland availability to follow a few days later.
There'll be two versions: a 16GB WiFi model and a 32GB WiFi model.
Mark Bridge writes:
Today's best-known stores mobile application stores are the Apple App Store and the Android Market, although independent app stores including GetJar and Handango have been with us for much longer.
And now there's another independent application store preparing to launch. The company behind it is called BloomWorlds – and I spoke to co-founder Todd R Levy for this week's podcast feature.